Keichô 15 (慶長十五年)
Timeline of 1610
- 1610/1/9 Ieyasu orders daimyo to build Nagoya castle.
- 1610/5/4 Hidetada allows commerce with Mexico.
- 1610/7 Shimazu Iehisa brings envoy from Vietnam to Sunpu.
- 1610/7/29 Prisoner of war King Shô Nei of Ryûkyû departs Fushimi for Sunpu.
- 1610/8/8 Shô Nei is taken by Shimazu Iehisa to meet with Tokugawa Ieyasu at Sunpu.
- 1610/8/18 Shimazu Iehisa hosts a banquet at which Shô Nei, Tokugawa Yorinobu, and Tokugawa Yorifusa, among others, are in attendance.
- 1610/8/19 Shimazu Iehisa and Shô Nei are formally granted leave by Ieyasu, and are given gifts.
- 1610/8/18 Shimazu Iehisa and Shô Nei depart Sunpu for Edo.
- 1610/8/25 Shimazu Iehisa and Shô Nei arrive in Edo.
- 1610/8/28 Shô Nei is granted an audience with Shogun Tokugawa Hidetada and heir Tokugawa Iemitsu at Edo castle.
- 1610/9 Inadome Ichimu teaches Inadomeryû Hôjutsu to Ieyasu and Hidetada.
- 1610/9/3 Shimazu Iehisa and Shô Nei meet with Shogun Tokugawa Hidetada.
- 1610/9/12 Shimazu Iehisa is granted leave to return (from Edo) to Satsuma.
- 1610/9/20 Shimazu Iehisa and Shô Nei depart Edo.
Other Events of 1610
- San Buena Ventura journeys to Nueva España (Mexico).
- Ayutthaya suppresses a rebellion of Japanese traders and a Laotian invasion. Ekathotsarot is succeeded by Songtham, who encourages trade with Japan and establishes a Japanese royal guard.
- Japanese pirates allegedly attack and kill Temple Peadock, an Englishman in Cham territory. The King of Cambodia writes to the shogun to complain about such attacks.
- Satsuma han begins a land survey of Ryûkyû (completed the following year).
- The shogunate expels Spanish and Portuguese missionaries.
Births and Deaths
- 1610/8/24 Prince Shô Kô dies (b. 1578).
- Painter Hasegawa Tôhaku dies (b. 1539).
- Hosokawa Fujitaka (Yûsai) dies (b. 1534).
- Komparu Ujikatsu dies.
- Kongô Katsuyoshi dies.
- Matteo Ricci dies (b. 1552).
- Illustrator Yamamoto Shunshô is born (d. 1682).